6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans are on the brink of elimination after falling behind early last night and never recovering, losing 112-97 to the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of their playoff series. The Pels had more turnovers than assists and trailed by as many as 18. Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and had five turnovers…
Cut 18 (18) “ …we’ll be fine.”
The Pelicans will look to force a game seven when the two teams meet tomorrow night in New Orleans. Tip time is at 6:30.

NCAA president Mark Emmert is stepping down after a 12-year run as the leader of the governing board of college athletics.

Last night in New Orleans, the UNO baseball team upset 22nd ranked LSU nine to four. It’s the largest margin of victory for the Privateers over the Tigers since 1986. Ty Floyd took the loss, while sophomore right-hander Beau Blanchard from New Iberia struck out six over 7.2 innings for the win.

Also last night, third-ranked Southern Miss defeated Southeastern Louisiana nine to four as the Golden Eagles won their 15th straight game.

Northwestern State scored four runs in the sixth inning and defeated Grambling eight to three. ULM held on to beat McNeese eight to seven. Carson Jones drove in a career-high six runs.

We are on the eve of the NFL draft. Former LSU cornerback Derek Stingley could be a top ten pick, despite only playing ten games over the last two seasons. Draft analyst Mike Detillier says health questions will follow Stingley until he proves he can stay on the field…
cut 17 (16) “…NFL season”